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Michael Shapiro - The Creative Spark (College of Marin)

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:00pm

Friday Afternoon Author Series • College of Marin, Kentfield Library
Sponsored by Emeritus Students College of Marin, College of Marin Community Education and Lifelong Learning, and Book Passage

Other Friday Afternoon Author Lectures: Louise Aronson - Elderhood Mark Arax - The Dreamt Land

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ESCOM is delighted to partner with Book Passage in bringing a free series of interesting authors to the community. ESCOM, the Emeritus Students College of Marin, is a unique organization of 1500 senior students within the Community Education Department at the College of Marin. The organization fosters lifelong learning through classes, clubs, special events and a reading room. They publish a newsletter of original writing and commentary. ESCOM is sustained by memberships, gifts and bequests. Leadership is through a Council and various committees.

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Creative people have a certain spark: a brightness in their eyes, an inquisitive way of looking at the world, a desire to make things. But that spark doesn't reside solely in people you may view as creators. It's in all of us.

The Creative Spark is a collection of interviews with some of the most creative people of our time: musicians, authors, visual artists and chefs. These makers speak about what drives them, what helps them to see the world in fresh ways, and what inspires them turn their visions into art.

During the past decade, Michael Shapiro has interviewed some of our brightest creative luminaries. Among the authors are Amy Tan, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, Pico Iyer, and Frances Mayes. His work as a music journalist has led to interviews with legends including Smokey Robinson, Lucinda Williams, Graham Nash, Lyle Lovett, Melissa Etheridge, Merle Haggard, and Jethro Tull bandleader Ian Anderson. And he's spoken with creative masters in other field, such as director Francis Ford Coppola and comedian Joan Rivers.

Yet it's not simply that Shapiro has had access to so many supremely talented and creative people -- it's that he gets them to go deep. Moments into his conversation with Lucinda (her fans call her by her first name), she tells Shapiro about how decisions made about her mother's funeral led to fissures in her family. From this achingly personal conversation, readers can glean fresh insights into why Lucinda has such a devoted following and why her songs open listeners' hearts.

There are people who you might not expect to find in this collection, such as explorer Jane Goodall, whose entire life has been a creative endeavor. Then there's San Francisco Giants announcer Mike Krukow, who turns every broadcast into a work of art. And there are a couple of chefs, such as SingleThread's Kyle Connaughton, who are transforming the way we approach fine dining.

Unexpected revelations pop up in every chapter of The Creative Spark. Iowa folksinger Greg Brown isn't a household name, but his fellow musicians revere his poetic compositions.

Each chapter starts with a short biography of the creative person being profiled then segues into Q+A. This collection brings together some of the best-known artists of our time with others who may not be as famed but who have something important to say about living an artful life.

The Creative Spark stands as a testament to human achievement, showing how creativity illuminates our world and how it resides in each and every one of us, just waiting to break out

Michael Shapiro writes about travel, food, books, environmental issues, and the performing arts for U.S. newspapers and magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, The Sun, and American Way. His first literary book, A Sense of Place, is a collection of interviews with the world’s leading travel authors. In 2017, Shapiro delivered a Sonoma County TEDx talk entitled, “The Space Between,” about how global travel can foster understanding. A native New Yorker, Shapiro lives with his wife in Sonoma County. He volunteers as a whitewater raft guide for an outfitter that takes special needs people on outdoor adventures. For more about The Creative Spark, or to contact Shapiro, see www.thecreativesparkbook.com.

Kentfield Library
College of Marin
Kentfield, CA 94904

POSTPONED: Glennon Doyle - Untamed (Dominican University)

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

Update: Because the health and well-being of our community are foremost in our minds, and with the latest guidance issued from Marin County Public Health, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our event with Glennon Doyle. A new date will be slated and announced as soon as possible.

For those who have purchased ticket(s):

  •  Your ticket(s) will be honored for the new event date. We will be emailing you as soon as we have a revised date for Glennon Doyle to appear.
  • Book(s) may be picked up at either store location, Corte Madera or SF Ferry Building ahead of the new event date. You can also wait to pick up your book(s) at the event on revised date.
  • All ticket holders are welcome to request a full refund if you are not able to attend on the revised event date.

Please direct any questions or concerns to events@bookpassage.com and we will promptly assist you.

Our apologies for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you all for your patience and understanding at this time. We are looking forward to enthusiastically welcoming Glennon Doyle and celebrating Untamed with you!

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
Tickets: $40 (includes book) • Doors open at 6:00pm

Please Note: This event is now sold out. In order to be placed on the waitlist, please email events@bookpassage.com with your name, number of tickets desired, and the best phone number with which to reach you. If seats open, we will contact those on the waitlist in the order in which we heard of your interest. Due to the volume of requests, we will not be able to contact you if we are unable to accommodate your request. Thank you!

In her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us.

Who were you before the world told you who to be?

There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed and underwhelmed. We look at our lives, relationships, and world and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful. We hide our simmering discontent—even from ourselves. Until we reach our boiling point.

Four years ago, Glennon Doyle—best-selling Oprah-endorsed author, renowned activist and humanitarian, wife and mother of three—was speaking at a conference when a woman entered the room. Glennon looked at her and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. Soon she realized that they came to her from within.

Glennon was finally hearing her own voice—the voice that had been silenced by decades of cultural conditioning, numbing addictions, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl Glennon had been before the world told her who to be. She vowed to never again abandon herself. She decided to build a life of her own — one based on her individual desire, intuition and imagination. She would reclaim her true, untamed self.

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both a memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It offers a piercing, electrifying examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world’s expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at our lives and recognize:  There She Is.

Untamed shows us how to be brave.  As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.

Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior. An activist, speaker, and thought leader, she is also the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy—raising over $20 million for women, families, and children in crisis, with a most frequent donation of just $25. Glennon was named among OWN Network’s SuperSoul100 inaugural group as one of 100 “awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.” She lives in Florida with her wife and three children.

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Please note: Tickets are non-refundable

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

International Association of Sufism Annual Dinner: Honoring Rabbi Michael Lerner (Embassy Suites, San Rafael)

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Tickets: $80 • Master of Ceremonies: Michael Krasny, Host of KQED Forum

International Association of Sufism’s Humanitarian Award is presented annually to individuals whose life and work embody the highest values of humanity and offer a model of engaged creativity and outstanding contributions to our community and our culture. IAS is proud to acknowledge their service to our community. For 2019, IAS will be honoring Rabbi Michael Lerner with its Award for his long life of service in the cultivation within our community of a culture of wisdom and compassion.

Rabbi Lerner is an American political activist and religious scholar. He is currently Rabbi of the Beyt Tikkun Synagogue-Without-Walls in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA, editor of Tikkun, a progressive bimonthly Jewish and interfaith magazine on politics, culture, and society, and Chair The Network of Spiritual Progressives. He was a student of the eminent theologian Abraham Joshua Herschel. Michael enrolled at UC Berkeley where in 1964 he joined the Coordinating Committee of the Free Speech Movement. He also was the Chairperson of Students for A Democratic Society and a key spokesperson for the Anti-War Movements.

Rabbi Lerner holds Ph.D.’s in philosophy and social/clinical psychology. He worked as a therapist for several years serving the underprivileged and working class communities in Richmond and Contra Costa. Rabbi Lerner was the Dean of the Graduate School of Psychology at the New College from 1980 to 1985. In 1986 he founded Tikkun, which became the most widely read progressive Jewish interfaith publication in the world. In 2007, Tikkun received the Independent Press’s award for the best spiritual magazine in the U.S.

In 1995, Rabbi Lerner received his Rabbinical ordination and became Rabbi at Beyt Tikkun synagogue. He later was appointed a member of the Board of Rabbis of Northern California.

Lerner also is a prolific author. His books include: Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World, The Left Hand of God: Taking Our Country Back from the Religious Right, Jewish Renewal: A Path to Healing and Transformation, and The Politics of Meaning, Spirit Matters.

Embassy Suites
101 McInnis Pkwy
San Rafael, CA 94903

Kevin Alexander - Burn the Ice (Marin Art & Garden Center)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

Tickets: $15 • Including guest panel moderated by Gibson Thomas, in conversation with Anjan Mitra and Heidi Krahling
A wine reception will follow the lecture • For more information, please contact (415) 455-5260

Don't miss this special evening with James Beard Award-winning food journalist and local author Kevin Alexander as he traces an exhilarating golden age in American dining. Starting in 2006, the food world underwent a transformation as the established gatekeepers of American culinary creativity were forced to contend with a new, no-holds-barred, casual fine-dining style. Kevin will take us through the travails and triumphs of key chefs, restauranteurs, bartenders, and activists, as well asthe impact on neighborhoods where fortunes were made during this veritable gold rush.

Kevin Alexander is a James Beard Award-winning food journalist, recipient of the Society of Professional Journalist’s Mark of Excellence Award, and Thrillist’s National Writer-at-large with a focus on the restaurant industry. His work has appeared in Esquire, Elle, Men’s Journal, The New Republic, and The Boston Globe; and he is a 2018 Association of Food Journalists award winner. Kevin was born in Texas, grew up in New England, and now lives in Marin County.

Gibson Thomas is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Edible Marin & Wine Country.

Anjan Mitra is the founder and co-owner of DOSA with locations in San Francisco and Oakland.

Heidi Krahling is the chef behind Insalata's and Marinitas in San Anselmo.

The Marin Art & Garden Center is an 11-acre historic property that is open to the public year-round with programs in the arts, gardens, and conservation. Located at 30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Ross, MAGC is accessible by public transportation and there is limited free parking. MAGC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by private contributions. For more information, visit www.magc.org.

Marin Art & Garden Center
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Ross, CA 94957

Isabel Allende with Michael Krasny - A Long Petal of the Sea (Dominican University)

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 7:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
Tickets: $45 (includes signed book, choice of English or Spanish edition) • In conversation with Michael Krasny

Please Note: Tickets are available for purchase at the door! 

In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires.

Together with two thousand other refugees, they embark on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: “the long petal of sea and wine and snow.” As unlikely partners, they embrace exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning, and over the course of their lives, they will face trial after trial. But they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they will be exiles no more. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along.

A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, Paula, and In the Midst of Winter. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. She lives in California.

Michael Krasny, PhD, has been in broadcast journalism since 1983. He was with ABC in both radio and television and migrated to public broadcasting in 1993. He has been Professor of English at San Francisco State University and also taught at Stanford, the University of San Francisco and the University of California, as well as in the Fulbright International Institutes. A veteran interviewer for the nationally broadcast City Arts and Lectures, he is the author of a number of books, including Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life, Spiritual Envy, Sound Ideas, and Let There Be Laughter, as well as the twenty-four lecture series in DVD, audio and book, Short Story Masterpieces. He has interviewed many of the world’s leading political, cultural, literary, science and technology figures, as well as major figures from the world of entertainment. He is the recipient of many awards and honors including the S.Y. Agnon Medal for Intellectual Achievement; The Eugene Block Award for Human Rights Journalism; the James Madison Freedom of Information Award; the Excellence in Journalism Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association; Career Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and an award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association.

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Please note: Tickets are non-refundable

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Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Ronan Farrow with Clara Jeffery - Catch and Kill (Calvary Presbyterian Church)

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Tickets: $40 (Includes a copy of Catch and Kill) • In conversation with Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief of Mother JonesPlease note: Tickets must be purchased through the Curran. To order tickets, clink the link below.

In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.

All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain—until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.

This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture.

Ronan Farrow is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, where his investigative reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, the National Magazine Award, and the George Polk Award, among other honors. He previously worked as an anchor and investigative reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, with his print commentary and reporting appearing in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Before his career in journalism, he served as a State Department official in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence. Farrow has been named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People and one of GQ's Men of the Year. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and a member of the New York Bar. He recently completed a Ph.D. in political science at Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He lives in New York.

Clara Jeffery is the editor-in-chief of Mother Jones, which was named “Magazine of the Year” by the American Society of Magazine Editors in February 2017. During her tenure, Mother Jones has won other National Magazine Awards, including for general excellence, reporting, and video; redesigned its magazine and website; established bureaus in Washington and New York; and become a social-media powerhouse. Clara has edited stories that have been included in pretty much every “Best American” anthology. Along the way, she also won a PEN award for editing, became a mom, and forgot what it’s like to sleep. It probably doesn’t help she’s on Twitter so much: @clarajeffery.

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This event is part of Curran’s popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring topical and entertaining events. From the White House to the Great White Way, Curran’s SHOW & TELL all-star lineup has previously featured Former FBI Director James Comey,  Senator Kamala Harris, former White House photographer Pete Souza, the writers and creative minds behind SOFT POWER, David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori and Broadway legend Patti LuPone, comedians Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, and Monty Python original member Eric Idle.

The Curran’s official reopening in 2016, following an extensive, two-year, top-to-bottom renovation, became one of the most widely discussed and covered cultural happenings in San Francisco. A key component of the national movement to renovate and revitalize America’s great culture palaces from coast-to-coast, Curran’s impact has resonated far beyond the seven square miles of its hometown. Curran’s impact extends to the Bay Area’s education system, with a strong emphasis on student-focused initiatives and programming, including hosting student performances of HEAD OVER HEELS, ECLIPSED, THE ENCOUNTER, and THE JUNGLE as well as presenting the first ever amateur performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL, which were performed entirely by the students of Oakland School for the Arts.

“With Harry Potter and the Cursed Child occupying our Curran stage starting this fall, we have the great opportunity to expand our canvas beyond the stage and into the Bay Area with Curran About Town,” says Carole Shorenstein Hays. “Keep your eyes peeled for Curran events and activities around the city that complement the programming at the theater—including more SHOW & TELL’s and partnerships with our friends at Book Passage. I’m thrilled to present this conversation between two brilliant female authors as part of this effort.”

Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton with Susie T. Buell - The Book of Gutsy Women (Congregation Emanu-El)

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:30pm

Tickets: $45 (Includes a copy of The Book of Gutsy Women) • Moderated by Susie T. Buell • Doors open at 12:30pm • Please note: This event is now sold out

“If history shows one thing, it’s that the world needs more gutsy women.” —The Book of Gutsy Women

Join Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton as they celebrate the women who have inspired them throughout their lives. The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience is the first book that Secretary Clinton and Chelsea have written together, and they are excited to welcome readers into a conversation they began having when Chelsea was a little girl. Join them as they discuss the women throughout history who have had the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.

Inspired by women whose tenacity blazed the trail, the two global leaders lay out a vision for how these stories of persistence can galvanize women and men, boys and girls around the world. There’s Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist whose Asperger’s syndrome has shaped her advocacy. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad, who each kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, historian Mary Beard, who used wit to open doors that were once closed, and activists like Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai, who looked fear in the face and persevered. And so many more.

This groundbreaking celebration of gutsiness is a call to action—not just for women, but for all of us, especially now. The authors write, “Ensuring the rights, opportunities, and full participation of women and girls remains a big piece of unfinished business of the twenty-first century. Finishing it is going to take all of us standing shoulder to shoulder, across the generations, across genders. This is not a moment for anyone to leave the fight, or sit on the sidelines waiting for the perfect moment to join.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman in US history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. She served as the 67th Secretary of State after nearly four decades in public service advocating on behalf of children and families as an attorney, First Lady, and US Senator. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother.

Chelsea Clinton is a champion for girls and women through her advocacy, writing, and work at the Clinton Foundation. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She lives in New York City with her husband, their children, and their dog.

Susie T. Buell leads and inspires through activism, philanthropy, and a weekly newsletter called The Rising. She creates pathways for motivated individuals to rise as leaders in local and national arenas. Fueled by her deep connection to nature and the environment, she advocates for climate warriors and bolsters efforts that ignite public outcry about the earth’s climate crisis. Susie is also fiercely committed to supporting progressive women in politics. In 2002, she seed-funded Emerge America, an organization dedicated to training women to run for public office. Her support for equal representation has helped to increase the number of Democratic women in elected office, and propel Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton to become the very first female presidential nominee of the Democratic party.

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This event is part of Curran’s popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring topical and entertaining events. From the White House to the Great White Way, Curran’s SHOW & TELL all-star lineup has previously featured Former FBI Director James Comey,  Senator Kamala Harris, former White House photographer Pete Souza, the writers and creative minds behind SOFT POWER, David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori and Broadway legend Patti LuPone, comedians Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, and Monty Python original member Eric Idle.

The Curran’s official reopening in 2016, following an extensive, two-year, top-to-bottom renovation, became one of the most widely discussed and covered cultural happenings in San Francisco. A key component of the national movement to renovate and revitalize America’s great culture palaces from coast-to-coast, Curran’s impact has resonated far beyond the seven square miles of its hometown. Curran’s impact extends to the Bay Area’s education system, with a strong emphasis on student-focused initiatives and programming, including hosting student performances of HEAD OVER HEELS, ECLIPSED, THE ENCOUNTER, and THE JUNGLE as well as presenting the first ever amateur performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL, which were performed entirely by the students of Oakland School for the Arts.

“With Harry Potter and the Cursed Child occupying our Curran stage starting this fall, we have the great opportunity to expand our canvas beyond the stage and into the Bay Area with Curran About Town,” says Carole Shorenstein Hays. “Keep your eyes peeled for Curran events and activities around the city that complement the programming at the theater—including more SHOW & TELL’s and partnerships with our friends at Book Passage. I’m thrilled to present this conversation between two brilliant female authors as part of this effort.”

Congregation Emanu-El
2 Lake Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships Presents: An Evening with David and Nic Sheff (Angelico Hall, Dominican University)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Presented by Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships • Moderated by Michael Krasny • This event is free

Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships (MHYP) will host a book reading and discussion with David Sheff and Nic Sheff, authors of the new book High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction. The discussion will be moderated by Michael Krasny, host of Forum, a news and public affairs program on NPR-member radio station, KQED-FM. David and Nic Sheff have authored several New York Times best selling books on the realities of drug and alcohol use, including Beautiful Boy and Tweak. The 2018 film, Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Nic, were adapted from both memoirs. Additionally Nic Sheff is the author of We All Fall Down and David Sheff authored Clean. The Sheff books will be on sale at the event, which is free, in support of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.

This is an incredible chance for local parents and youth to understand the risks of experimenting with drugs and how stress, pressure and confusion can trigger adolescent substance use. David and Nic Sheff will share their experiences as father and son and discuss how addiction entered their lives. One in 10 kids will get addicted to substances over their lifetime and the earlier a child starts, the more likely they will have substance use issues later in life. This is also a unique opportunity to hear the realities of substance use specific to Marin County and create a dialogue about its impact on our community.

Marin County has significantly higher rates of alcohol, cannabis, and other drug use, both among youth and adults, when compared to the rest of California and across the county.

  • 67% of Marin County 11th graders report they have been engaged in illicit alcohol and other drug use to get high.
  • 28% of Marin County 11th graders report having been “very drunk, sick or high” seven or more times.
  • 31% of Marin County 11th graders report either that they have either driven a car after using alcohol or other drugs or been driven by a friend who has used alcohol or other drugs.
  • 32% of Marin County 11th graders report using cannabis in the past 30 days. 30% of 11th graders see slight to no harm in daily cannabis use.
  • 28% of 11th graders report using e-cigarettes or other vaping devices in the past 30 days in Marin County, 47% have done so over their lifetime with 32% doing so four or more time. Rates of e-cigarette use has doubled among 7th, 9th and 11th graders in the past two years 2015/16-2017/18.
  • While Marin County has been ranked for the ninth time in 10 years as the number one healthiest county in California (out of 58 counties) it has among the highest binge drinking rates and motor vehicle deaths related to intoxication in California as 20% of adults report binge drinking in the past 30 days.
    (Source: California Healthy Kids Survey, 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings)

In addition to the speaking event, MHYP is working with local libraries, schools and other youth organizations on a community read campaign around the book High. Learn more at marincommunityread.org.

MHYP works to reduce underage substance use including tobacco, cannabis, alcohol and other drugs using data, education and community events to encourage discussion and alter the perceptions that drive use. Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships began with a small, determined and dedicated group of volunteers in Larkspur, Corte Madera and the Ross Valley community focused on the local conditions that lead to underage use in Marin. The Twin Cities Coalition for Healthy Youth, Ross Valley Healthy Community Collaborative and The Coalition Connection are now all working together as Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships.

MHYP work is funded by a federal Drug-Free Communities grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy - monitored and supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration and MHYP partners with young people, families, schools and other community organizations to promote a thriving environment. For more information, visit: marinhealthyyouthpartnerships.org.

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

The Electric Waste Band featuring Bill Walton (Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley)

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. • Signing from 7:00-7:45 p.m. • Show begins at 8:00 p.m. • Tickets required

The Electric Waste Band, featuring NBA legend Bill Walton on percussion and un-mic’d vocals, will be joined by special guests Jeff Chimenti on keyboards and Dave Ellis on sax for an extraordinary evening of spectacular Grateful Dead music at the historic Sweetwater Music Hall in downtown Mill Valley, California.

The show tips off at 8:00 p.m. with Paulie Mac (KNBR’S Murph & Mac) “in a rare and different conversation with Bill Walton.” The full band takes the stage immediately thereafter for two powerfully rockin’ sets of the band’s renowned crowd-inspired, high energy, improvisational rock-n-roll featuring the music of the Grateful Dead.

Bill has been playing with the EWB band for years and brings his expertise as a devout and deadicated Deadhead in an effort to elevate the band and the music to new heights. The fans love it when Bill plays the show. “We’re all in good hands when Bill’s calling the tunes.” And with Jeff and Dave joining in, this show has no limits, boundaries or rules. For their part, the EWB has been performing in and around San Diego since 1989. They are currently in their 28th year of weekly Monday night shows at Winston’s in Ocean Beach.

Bill Walton was NCAA player of the year at UCLA from 1972 to 1974, when UCLA set an NCAA record eighty-eight consecutive-game winning streak. A former NBA Champion and MVP, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and selected as one of the NBA’s Fifty Greatest Players ever. He has also had a successful award-winning broadcasting career with ABC, ESPN, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, Turner, and Fox, among others. He currently resides in his hometown of San Diego with his family.

Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941

"Mamma Mia!" Screening and "Queen Meryl" Signing with Erin Carlson (Sweetwater Music Hall)

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 1:00pm

Part of the Mill Valley Film Festival • The event is free, but tickets are required: mvff.com (tickets available starting on September 14)

Join Queen Meryl author Erin Carlson at a fun-filled book signing and film screening of Mamma Mia! The Movie during the Mill Valley Film Festival at the Sweetwater Music Hall. This Meryl Streep film is a musical romantic comedy featuring songs by the pop group ABBA. An ideal outing for mothers and daughters—costumes encouraged! Prior to the screening, author Erin Carlson will share anecdotes about her bookwriting experience with Meryl Streep.

Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941

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